Huku/Craft Izakaya

May 20, 2014

It hasn’t been in my budget lately, but the last month I’ve visited Sushi Huku twice for some raw fish fun. Huku may not have the sexiness and flash of Umi, the hot sushi restaurant right now, but Chef Jey Oh is a friend, and Huku has the “regular” vibe and personal, casual attention I enjoy. Huku […]

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Stovetop (Pork) Steak

May 19, 2014

Recently the New York Times’ Julia Moskin wrote an article about cooking steaks on the stovetop. The article reads like cooking a steak on a skillet is a novel or intimidating process, but it had a few interesting thoughts. I’m always reading articles about seemingly simple and time tested methods like cooking a steak or […]

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Eating Las Vegas 4 [Joel Robuchon, Chada, Carnevino, Cut, BarMasa, Julian Serrano]

May 14, 2014

This year I’ve made two visits to Vegas, both trips for work related conferences, and both times I had friends in town so I could add a little fun to my days of seminars and product pitches. I am not going to describe everything I ate or each locale, but simply offer some lists, photos, and a few thoughts. The […]

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King & Duke Lunch

May 12, 2014

I don’t hear a lot of chatter about King & Duke amongst the food cognoscenti, but I’m three for three on my visits. Another in the trendy Ford Fry collection, the carefully designed restaurant has a long list of dishes I find desirable, most touched by smoke and fire from the open hearth, which elicits stares by everyone (myself […]

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May 8, 2014

Last year Brad from Creative Loafing wrote an article about Batavia on Shallowford off Buford Highway, in the old space that used to be Delicious Kabob. When he suggested it for a recent lunch meet-up to swap blogger gossip, I didn’t know what to expect, but it’s turned out to be a destination I’ve constantly craved since. The space […]

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AJ’s Famous Seafood & PoBoys

May 5, 2014

I like a good sandwich, especially a good po’boy, of which there are few good examples in Atlanta. At least, that’s the opinion I bet most people have after visiting New Orleans, myself included. It’s one of those items that is truly better in the territory of its origins. The not-so-secret secret is the bread. Yeah, fried to […]

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Tasty China (again)

April 22, 2014

The New York Times wrote an article about Peter Chang, thus ending the editorial circle jerk surrounding the [nomadic|peripatetic|insert thesaurus driven descriptor here] Sichuan chef. Though Virginia appears to be where he’s settled in for the long haul, Mr. Chang left an indelible chile oil stain on Atlanta, and his Sichuan peppercorns live on in our […]

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Antico Calzone

April 20, 2014

I’ve said it many times, but I think Antico pizza is overhyped and inconsistent, and it’s not on my regular pizza rotation. I don’t want to wait in line and deal with the chaos to get a sloppy made $20 pizza with 80% margins that could be super doughy. However, they do use quality ingredients […]

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